Virginia Valley

Professor Ross Virginia co-authored a BioScience paper about the long-term effects on Antarctica's McMurdoch Dry Valleys of a major 2001-2002 melt event. 

Fulbright Arctic week

The Fulbright Arctic Scholars meet in Washington, DC, for a week of public and closed events that highlight their research. Fulbright Arctic Week is October 24-28, 2016. 

Ross Virginia co-authored an op-ed in Arctic Deeply about efforts to bring stakeholders together to develop a sustainable Arctic future. Read it also in National Geographic online. 


Dartmouth announced the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society, established to advance the understanding and knowledge of a resource that powers modern life and is directly related to society’s standard of living and success.

President Phil Hanlon ’77 and his wife, Gail Gentes, will take a look at Dartmouth’s impact in one of the most remote places in the world—the Arctic. The 10-day expedition with mostly alumni to Greenland and the Arctic Circle is led by Ross Virginia, Director of the Institute of Arctic Studies.

Fifty-one Dartmouth students produced a Rauner Special Collections Library exhibit exploring Shackleton and the Antarctica of his time. Don't miss a related exhibit in the Russo Gallery of the Haldeman Center about more recent explorations. 

The John Sloan Dickey Center